County council candidate Christophel aims to foster change for the better

LAUREL – Sussex County Council District 5 candidate Kevin Christophel says the county is in need of change. The 30-year-old Republican from Laurel believes he can foster change – for the better. “One of the main reasons I actually filed is that I really believe that the county council needs a set of fresh eyes,” […]

Jeff Larrimore: From oil changes to entertainment as disc jockey DJ Whisper

  LAUREL — Life for Jeff Larrimore has been something of an ongoing race. In his younger days it was sled-dog racing. “I was lucky enough actually to race sled dogs – Siberian huskies. My dad had 37 of them. We lived out by Trap Pond and he raised them,” said Mr. Larrimore. “We raced […]

Sussex EMS paramedics earn AHA’s Silver Plus Award

GEORGETOWN – It’s now a bit more than a silver lining. Sussex County Emergency Medical Services’ nationally-recognized paramedic program has mined another prestigious honor, landing American Heart Association’s Mission LifeLine Silver Plus Achievement Award. Presented at county council’s July 24 meeting, the AHA award recognizes Sussex EMS paramedics for exceeding benchmarks for quick response time […]

Spring to fall 2019: In-stream work restrictions delay Iron Branch bridge project

MILLSBORO – It’s spring ahead to the fall of 2019 for U.S. 113 Iron Branch bridge rehabilitation in Millsboro. Delaware’s Department of Transportation has decided to push back the scheduled accelerated bridge contract impacting southbound lanes of DuPont Boulevard from March 2019 to the fall of 2019 due to National Marine Fisheries Service restrictions governing […]

5th District candidate Rieley welcomes opportunity to make tough council decisions

MILLSBORO – Rural Millsboro-area resident John Rieley says Sussex County faces some tough decisions now and in the future. He’d like to be part of the decision-making process as a member of Sussex County Council. Mr. Rieley, 62, filed in late June as a Republican candidate in the 5th District. That council seat will be […]

Council candidate Magee hoping to give back in deciding Sussex County’s future

SELBYVILLE – Ask, and you shall receive. Asked to run, lifelong Sussex County resident and farmer Ellen Magee has answered as a candidate for the District 5 county council seat. A self-described “Blue Dog Democrat” with conservative values and bi-partisan goals she filed on July 9. “I’ve had quite a few people come to me […]

Enhancing lives of Sussex seniors, flying among Bock’s passions

GEORGETOWN — Plain and simple, Ken Bock cherishes his job as executive director for CHEER Inc. “We get to make a difference and get to see the difference we make in people’s lives,” said Mr. Bock, who joined CHEER following a 26-year career with the Delaware Department of Transportation. “That kind of sends you home […]

Warning issued following spike in suspected overdose deaths in Sussex

SUSSEX COUNTY – With more than half of the deaths from suspected overdoses occurring in Sussex County thus far in July, Delaware health officials have issued a warning. Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker Thursday urged the community to be aware of the uptick and also warned people in active […]

State confirms West Nile Virus in two crows in Sussex

SUSSEX COUNTY – West Nile virus has been detected in wild birds in Delaware for the first time this year. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Mosquito Control Section, in conjunction with Delaware’s Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, announced the first detection this year of this mosquito-borne disease in southern […]

Public workshop July 26 for comment on DelDOT’s Iron Branch Bridge project

MILLSBORO – Delaware’s Department of Transportation has scheduled a live public workshop on DelDOT’s proposal for the Iron Branch Bridge improvement on US 113. DelDOT’s live workshop will be held Wednesday, July 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Millsboro Town Hall/Civic Center, 322 Wilson Highway. Meanwhile, the virtual workshop will be available online […]